2019 Senior Art Show

May 24 to June 30, 2019

2019 Senior Art Show PostcardLeech, Hoffmaster & Kohler Galleries

An exhibition of selected works by Lawrence University’s senior studio art majors.

Alexis V. Clodfelter
Ann Connolly
Cassie Gitkin
Elsie A. Tenpas
Emma Fredrickson
Lee Donlon
Madison Whitehead
Miranda Salazar
Morgan Shapiro
Rachel Cole
Sarah Luepker
Siyu Liu
Tess Bourbeau
Yifan Zhang

Wriston Summer Exhibition Series

July 12 to August 18, 2019

Artist & Collector: La Vera Pohl

Leech and Hoffmaster Galleries

Paul Klee, Rising Sun, 1919La Vera Pohl (1901-1981) was a Milwaukee art historian, artist, and collector who studied in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. She collected around 220 prints, paintings, and drawings by early 20th-century German artists at a time when most Americans were unaware of modern German art. While in Germany Pohl also studied under expressionist painter Hans Thuar and received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Bonn in 1939, writing on the American Regionalists. This exhibition will feature highlights from Lawrence University's Pohl Collection of German Expressionism as well as some of Pohl's own paintings and papers. 


The Wriston Summer Exhibition Series is an annual summer exhibition in the Wriston Art Galleries intended to engage the Fox Valley community in a conversation about artworks and artists of the Midwest.

Fall Term Exhibitions

September 21 to November 16, 2018

The Thought of the Artist: The Paul and Lee Jackson Collection of Old Master Drawings

Leech Gallery

Guercino, study of a standing man, late 1640sIn 2017 Paul J. Jackson ’49 and Lee Jackson left Lawrence University an extensive collection of Old Master Drawings, including pieces by Pietro da Cortona, Cornelis Dusart, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Francesco Solimena, and many other artists working in Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries. These drawings – often quick sketches in colored chalk or watercolor – formed the basis of creative production for painters and sculptors. This exhibition will highlight selections from the Jackson Collection and commemorate its addition to the university’s art collection.





Hidden Treasures: An Art Nouveau Collection in Wisconsin

Hoffmaster Gallery

Art Nouveau Tile with Dancing FigureDrawing on the collection of Milwaukee native John S. Winkowski (1944–2014), this exhibition will feature paintings, prints, sculpture and decorative arts from the turn of the 19th century. Examples of Tiffany and Émile Gallé glass, Edouard Drouot bronzes, and prints by Paul Émile Berthon, among many other works, will illuminate the aesthetic and social concerns of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements in the United States and Europe.




Xiaohong Zhang: Reimagining Chinese Urbanity

Kohler Gallery

Xiaohong Zhang, Spring Water IVArtist Xiaohong Zhang was born in Hubei, China and teaches in the Department of Art & Design at UW-Whitewater. She specializes in large-scale northern Chinese style paper cutting. As an artistic tradition, paper cutting dates back to the 6th century, making it one of the oldest art forms in China. In 2007 Zhang started to blend the traditional paper cutting with digital printing on Japanese rice paper, creating stylized depictions of contemporary consumerism and aesthetics. Zhang's work explores the powerful impact of Western cultural dominance on Chinese society.

Winter Term Exhibitions

January 11 to March 8, 2019

Music & Manuscripts: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Leech Gallery

Antiphonary leaf, 16th century
This exhibition will feature student research on a variety of manuscripts in the Lawrence University art collection that feature music and other non-textual elements. The students explore the chemistry, provenance, and liturgical uses of these manuscripts and there will be performances of the music included in them as well.




Hoffmaster Gallery

Meghan Sullivan, Dissatisfied, 2016Lawrence University’s Uihlein Fellow of Studio Art and ceramic artist Meghan Sullivan will present new work for this exhibition. Meghan’s practice explores the complexities and the subtleties of interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that can be observed in the prosaic and ordinary events. While her background and personal history influence her representational clay forms, they do not embody straightforward biographical statements; rather, each piece takes elements of her experience and extrapolates them into larger narratives.



thaum koj tshwm sim / when you were made: Tshab Her & Victoria Kue

Kohler Gallery

when you were made exhibition
Victoria Kue and Tshab Her are emerging Hmong-American artists whose work addresses the complexities of being second-generation women members of this nationless ethnic minority. Through installation, sculpture, textile, video, and social practice based pieces, they navigate the politics of displacement, the connections between cultural identity and place, the impact of gendered social roles, and the weight of tradition from this unique perspective.
Curated by Kate Mothes, founder of Young Space
More information on the community programs about Hmong culture at the Appleton Public Library and The Draw related to when you when you were made: Victoria Kue & Tshab Her can be found here.

Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project is also supported by a grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.


Spring Term Exhibitions

March 28 to May 5, 2019

The Watercolors of Corporal John Gaddis: Documenting the Civil War
Leech Gallery
Corporal John GaddisPart of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Traveling Exhibits program, this show captures the daily life of a Union army soldier during the 1860s. Corporal John Gaddis created all of the paintings while he was based at Camp Randall and on military campaigns in Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Gaddis, from Dellona, WI, served for three years between 1861 and 1864 as part of the 12th Wisconsin Infantry. A farmer in civilian 
life, he received no formal art training.


Hoffmaster Gallery

Owen Schuh, Cut four and five, 2018Owen Schuh draws his inspiration from mathematics and complex organic systems. In particular, he is fascinated by simple sets of well-defined rules that generate unexpectedly intricate and nuanced structures. His work is painstakingly created by hand, using at most the aid of a pocket calculator. He has also collaborated with the mathematician Satyan Devadoss, whose research involves data visualization of discrete structures and their underlying topology and geometry.


Kohler Gallery
Mary Griep, The Castillo
Mary Griep is a Professor Emerita of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College. This exhibition will feature work from her Anastylosis Project, a series of large-scale drawings of sacred spaces around the world. The drawings are the visual manifestations of her exploration into how to represent the experience of being present in these special spaces, including Ulu Camii mosque, Agios Dimitrios Church, the Castillo from Chichen Itza, and Thatbinyinyu Temple.